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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/18/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Fortification Creek Habitat Improvement Project
Environmental Assessment Now Available


The Fortification Creek Habitat Improvement Project Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available for review from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Buffalo Field Office. The EA analyzes proposed cheatgrass treatments on 5,000 acres in the Fortification Creek Area. Comments are due June 29.

The Fortification Creek Habitat Improvement Project EA analyzes the environmental impacts that could result with implementing an invasive pest management project proposed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation project on public lands.

The goal of the EA is to improve the native plant community and forage in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem for the elk herd and other wildlife and aid in future reclamation activities for oil and gas development. The proposal is to chemically treat cheatgrass and other invasive species or noxious weeds.

Please submit written comments to the BLM at 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo WY 82834. Please include “Fortification Creek Habitat Improvement Project” in the subject line. Comments or question may also be sent by facsimile at (307) 684-1122; or sent electronically to Buffalo_wymail@blm.gov. The EA will be posted at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/ftcreek_hip.html.

For more information, contact Natural Recourse Specialist Meleah Corey at (307) 684-1070.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 05-19-2011